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A giant honey bee from the middle Miocene of Japan (Hymenoptera, Apidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3504

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dc.contributor.author Engel, Michael S.
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-17T21:48:33Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-17T21:48:33Z
dc.date.issued 2006
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/5683
dc.description 12 p. : ill. ; 26 cm. en
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 8-10). en
dc.description.abstract "A new fossil honey bee is described and figured from middle Miocene deposits of Iki Island, Japan. Apis lithohermaea n.sp., is the largest fossil honey bee discovered, rivaling in size the modern giant honey bee, A. dorsata Fabricius. Apis lithohermaea is the first fossil of the dorsata species group recorded. Although the dorsata group does not occur farther north than Tibet and southern China and in the Philippines in the Pacific, this lineage occurred near what is today southern Korea and Japan during the Miocene. The geological history of the honey bees is briefly discussed in light of this new discovery. Important notes on the taxonomy of some honey bees (A. henshawi Cockerell, A. aquitaniensis de Rilly, and subspecies within A. mellifera Linnaeus and A. cerana Fabricius) are appended"--P. 2. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher New York, NY : American Museum of Natural History en
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates ; no. 3504 en
dc.subject.lcc QL1 .A436 no.3504, 2006 en
dc.subject.lcsh Apis lithohermaea. en
dc.subject.lcsh Bees, Fossil -- Japan -- Iki Island (Nagasaki-ken) en
dc.subject.lcsh Insects, Fossil -- Japan -- Iki Island (Nagasaki-ken) en
dc.subject.lcsh Paleontology -- Miocene -- Japan -- Iki Island (Nagasaki-ken) en
dc.title A giant honey bee from the middle Miocene of Japan (Hymenoptera, Apidae). American Museum novitates ; no. 3504 en
dc.title.alternative Giant honeybee from the middle Miocene of Japan en
dc.title.alternative Miocene Apis from Japan en
dc.type text en


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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